Rhythm guitarist Bobby Schneck will not be joining Slash on tour this year when the VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N’ ROSES axeman hits the road in support of his upcoming sophomore solo album. A replacement player has not yet been announced.
Slash late last year re-entered Barefoot Recording in Hollywood, California with producer Eric Valentine (QUEENS OF STONE AGE, THE ALL-AMERICAN REJECTS) to resume recording Slash‘s upcoming solo album for a tentative spring release. Joining Slash in the studio were the other members of his touring band of the last couple of years: vocalist Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE), bassist Todd Kerns (SIN CITY SINNERS, formerly of AGE OF ELECTRIC), and drummer Brent Fitz (formerly of THEORY OF A DEADMAN).
In a 2011 interview, Slash stated about the musicians in his band, “I was really fortunate. When I’d done the [first solo] record, I thought, ‘I’ve gotta tour on this.’ And I had to figure how I was gonna actually pull that off. And I set about auditioning musicians in L.A. and I just happened to meet Brent Fitz, who I’d never played before and who is not from Los Angeles; he was one of the guys I auditioned and he was great. And then he introduced me to Todd Kerns, who fit in perfectly. And it turned out to be a great band from the start — definitely worth going in and making a record with.”